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The stand-up comedian is a special breed, both an artist and an artisan. They work by painstakingly developing a persona, scripting and editing an act, and revising it on the spot to suit ... See full summary »

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The stand-up comedian is a special breed, both an artist and an artisan. They work by painstakingly developing a persona, scripting and editing an act, and revising it on the spot to suit the energy of a given audience. If the audience does not grasp the countless hours crafting the routine, and the empathic micro-calculations, then the act was a success... well, as long as it was funny. Alone Up There explores contemporary stand-up with a focus on the performer. Using interviews with several professional comedians and experts we will ask the questions: 'What kind of person can do stand-up?' and 'What kind of person would want to?' This film is a first-hand journey through one of the toughest jobs in the entertainment industry. Written by Anonymous

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Interesting insights into the mind of a comedian
3 October 2012 | by (Vancouver) – See all my reviews

I recently downloaded the documentary Alone Up There by Sean Patrick Shaul. First of all - I loved the fact that I could download it on my phone, very cool.

I'm a huge fan of stand up comedy, so it was great to hear what the comics had to say about the art form. The film asks the question - what kind of person would want to become a stand up comedian - and why? There are a lot of great interviews and candid moments from the comics. It's always a treat to see and hear what comics are like off stage.

Seeing Jeremy Hotz talking casually off stage is worth the price alone

  • but Alonzo Bodden, Marc Maron and Iliza Shlesinger are real stand


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Without giving anything away, the last part of the film examines the idea that to really understand stand up comedy - you have to do it. The filmmaker embarks on a journey to learn what it feels like to be a comic and I think he succeeds.

In the vein of I Am Comic, I think Alone Up There provides a short glimpse into the mind of the comic and what it takes to do this for a living.

I really enjoyed the film and highly recommend it. You can download it for $7 at HTTP://thestandupcomedians.com


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